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Central Indiana Angel Tree

 

What is Angel Tree?

Angel Tree is an incredible way to give to a child (or “Angel”) in need. Generous donors adopt children (or “Angels”) and provide them with Personalized gifts to help make the holidays a special time.  Angel Tree adoptions take place online from October 26 through December 4.  All gifts need to be returned to The Salvation Army by December 5.


 

 

 

How Can I Sign My Child Up?

**REGISTRATION FOR ANGEL TREE IS NOW CLOSED** 

 

 

How Can My Company or Organization Get Involved?

Much of the support for Angel Tree comes from local businesses and organizations that are looking for ways to give back to people in their community. Whether you want to adopt a group of Angels or volunteer at our distribution event, this support makes Angel Tree possible.  If you're interested in getting involved, please contact our Angel Tree Coordinator, Caitlin Wuethrich, at caitlin.wuethrich@usc.salvationarmy.org.

 

 

 

How Can I Adopt an Angel?

Online adoptions will be open on October 26, 2020!  We want to ensure that all Angel Tree recipients receive gift bags containing items to fulfill wants and needs, giving them the gift of joy this Christmas.  

When adopting an Angel, you should expect to spend about $50 on at least four gifts: something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read.  In addition to these four main items, we recommend adding 2-3 stocking stuffers for each Angel you adopt.  To adopt an Angel, follow the steps below.

  1. Choose your Angel Tree gift bag drop-off location: East (Fountain Square Corps Community Center) or West (Eagle Creek Corps Community Center).
  2. Follow the prompts on the screen, complete the registration form, and click "Register me as a new Sponsor."
  3. Once you have completed the registration form, you can search for an Angel or multiple Angels by gender/age.
  4. Once you choose your Angel(s), you will receive a confirmation email containing a list of wants and needs for each Angel that you adopt.
  5. Shop for your Angel -- you should expect to spend about $50 on at least four gifts: something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read.  In addition to these four main items, we recommend adding 2-3 stocking stuffers for each Angel you adopt.
  6. Once you have completed shopping for your Angel(s), you will need to return the items to the drop-off location you selected at the beginning of the adoption process.  If you prefer a hands-free option or completed your shopping online, feel free to have the items shipped directly to the drop-off location.

 

Ready to Adopt an Angel and brighten the holidays for a Hoosier child in need?  Choose your drop-off location below!

 

        EAST     

The Salvation Army Fountain Square Corps Community Center
1337 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

 

 WEST

The Salvation Army Eagle Creek Corps Community Center
4400 N High School Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46254

 

Check back with us on October 26 to adopt an Angel online!  If you'd like to join us in Doing The Most Good and give the gift of joy to a Hoosier child in need without adopting an Angel, you can donate directly to the Angel Tree program by clicking the button below.

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Program History

Every Christmas there are children who go without because their families are struggling financially.  The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program has been running for more than 30 years to ensure that these children and their families can still have a joyful holiday season.  The Salvation Army of Central Indiana has been providing Christmas assistance to our community for generations.

We were proud to introduce the Angel Tree program to our area in 2015. Many children in our community return to school after the holidays in worn-out uniforms, insufficient winter clothing, or without necessary school supplies.

Angel Tree is a traditional Salvation Army program designed to enable community members to personally provide these vital items to specific children in need. Please contact us at indangelTree@usc.salvationarmy.org with any questions you have about Angel Tree.

 

 

How Is Angel Tree Different From Other Programs?

Angel Tree is different from other holiday assistance programs because a sponsor is able to feel a special connection with his/her “adopted” child.

The sponsor receives the child’s first name and a personalized list of needs and wishes for their child.  Other holiday assistance programs host generic toy drives or give sponsors minimal information about what would be an ideal gift for the child they’ll be giving to.

With Angel Tree, the wish list given to the sponsor is thoughtfully prepared by the child’s parents, so the sponsor knows that they’ll be buying something the child both needs and will be excited to open on Christmas morning.

 

 

How Can I Become An Angel Tree Volunteer?

As you can imagine, it takes hundreds of volunteer hours to make Angel Tree happen.

From sorting bags to helping families on distribution day, volunteers are essential to a successful Angel Tree program.

To learn more about how individuals, families, groups, and businesses can help, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Stevi Cochrane, at stevi.cochrane@usc.salvationarmy.org

Volunteer for Intake at The Salvation Army Eagle Creek Corps (October 5-9 and 19-23)
Volunteer for Intake at The Salvation Army Fountain Square Corps (October 5-9 and 19-23)
Volunteer for Sorting and Processing at The Salvation Army Eagle Creek Corps (November 16-20)
Volunteer for Sorting and Processing at The Salvation Army Fountain Square Corps (November 16-20)
Volunteer for Distribution Day at The Salvation Army Eagle Creek Corps (December 16-17)
Volunteer for Distribution Day at The Salvation Army Fountain Square Corps (December 16-17)

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